Nigerian former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history, emerges Director General of World Trade Organization (WTO).In a statement released by the WTO on Monday, February 15th confirmed her appointment as the first female and African to become the Director General of the organization.
Her endorsement by the United States of America and the withdrawal of the South Korean Trade Minister and candidate, Too Myung-hee, cleared the path for her to come in.
See tweet from WTO below
“Breaking: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director General. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala makes history as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO. Her term starts on the 1st of March 2021. More details soon. #WTODG @NOlweala.”
See tweet from New WTO Director General
As a result of this history, a trend has begun online with the hashtag #BelikeNgozichallenge
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